You got your Q line...
The current edition of
"After 27 albums or so, Bowie is entitled to keep making it up as he goes along. His inventiveness, even on the rare occasions it misfires, is like no-one else's and when he sounds like someone else, that's generally because - duh! - he invented them in the first place.
At 55 years old, most of today's young rock heroes will be managing their own heron farms in Cumbria, crying into the corsages of ladyboys who have never heard of them, or making pretend soundtrack albums that are only available through the internet. David Bowie, always much more than just a Greatest Hits, still makes music that no-one else has heard before, and still does it well. And Heathen? A return to form. Definitely."
Pretty encouraging stuff, let's hope that the rest of the music press feel the same way. Initial signs are promising if the feedback we've received so far from fans and industry folk is anything to go by.
Q have surpassed their normal Bowie picture content (05/01/02 SNIPPET: THIS MONTH'S DB PIC IN Q) by using no less than four pictures (three of those are full page, including the one above) from the Markus Klinko & Indrani session. Admittedly, one of these is a full page advert for 'Heathen', a no frills affair that simply uses the album sleeve shot with the title, the release date and company logos. A very stylish campaign for a very fine album.